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12 June 2018
2018 PANZ Book Design Awards shortlist announced

We are delighted to share our five books shortlisted for the 2018 PANZ Book Design Awards.

25 April 2018
Ransom Riggs announces new book!

Jacob Portman and the peculiars are back in Ransom Rigg’s new book, A Map of Days. 

26 February 2018
Becoming, Michelle Obama, 14 November 2018

Becoming, the memoir by Michelle Obama, to be published worldwide on 14 November 2018.

10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

6 June 2017
NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2017 Winners Announced

A huge congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults!

Extracts

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Whenever I woke up, night or day, I’d shuffle through the bright marble foyer of my building and go up the block and around the corner where there was a bodega that never closed.

The Mars Room

Chain Night happens once a week on Thursdays.

Past Tense

Jack Reacher caught the last of the summer sun in a small town on the coast of Maine, and then, like the birds in the sky above him, he began his long migration south.

Watching You

I don’t know what to think. I don’t know what to feel.

Fatal Inheritance

If Vera arrives before Harry her whole life will change.

The Secret Keeper

I was sixteen when Sean Kenyon came into my life; he was twenty-two.

Articles

10 things to know about Steven Adams

Ten things to know New Zealand's very own NBA star, Steven Adams.

Will my job be taken by a robot?

An insightful essay about the future of work from The Big Questions.

Wild Cattle: Wekaweka

A poem from View from the South.

Top tips for getting your baby to sleep

Emily Writes tells us her top tips for getting bubs to nod off.

5 things to know about 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

All you need to know about Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari's upcoming new book 21 Lessons for the 21st century, which covers today's urgent issues from terrorism to fake news.

Happily Ever After

Three authors weigh up the importance of fairy tale endings.

Recipes

Apple and Cheese Spelt Buns

A traditional Swedish bun recipe with a hint of caraway from The Little Swedish Kitchen.

Salina Chicken

A sumptuous, gently-spiced chicken dish from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Amalfi Lemon Tart

A fresh but comforting Italian dessert from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

A rich and intense recipe for this classic British dessert from Nigella Lawson's At My Table.

Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake

This ginger-spiked carrot cake from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table is perfect for teatime or dessert.

Veggie Soft Tacos

Veggie Soft Tacos from Family Favourites by Nadia Lim and Bargain Box.

Q&A

Q&A with Vasanti Unka

A Q&A with Vasanti Unka, author/illustrator of Who Stole the Rainbow?

Q&A with Kimberly Andrews

A Q&A with Kimberly Andrews, the talented author/illustrator of Puffin the Architect.

How to achieve a bright 2018

Anonymous author Hendrik Groen talks about the importance of bringing old age to people's attention, and how to achieve a bright 2018.
 

Q&A with Gregg Hurwitz

The bestselling author of Orphan X answers our quickfire questions.

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Activities

Puffin the Architect Competition

We're so in love with Puffin the Architect, written and illustrated by the incredibly talented Kimberly Andrews!

Roald Dahl Party Pack

The Roald Dahl Party pack has all you need to create the ultimate Dahl Day Party!

Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Book Clubs

SHORT STORY CLUB – 13 DECEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 13 December 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 18 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 18 October 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 4 OCTOBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 4 October 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 6 September 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 26 JULY 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 26 July 2018

SHORT STORY CLUB – 9 AUGUST 2018

Read the poems being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 9 August 2018

Bonus

Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.